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Steven Peters has been a health advocate for more than a decade and proponent for alternative healing by ‘Empowering Natural Living’ through homeopathic approaches. He is also an activist for social justice and environmental causes in the GMO Labeling and Non-GMO grassroots movements across the country, and a staunch advocate for cannabis education and reform.Read more about Steven Peters.

Has The End of the War on Drugs Finally Begun?

After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, voted in favor of legal, recreational marijuana.Last Thursday, the Appropriations Committee voted 16-14 on an amendment to allow marijuana businesses access to federal banking services, a landmark shift that will ...

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Could Florida Decide on Recreational Marijuana in 2016?

While the Florida state legislature continues to talk in circles around the issue of pot reform, a legion of cannabis activists have come forward with a ballot initiative aimed at legalizing recreational marijuana in 2016.  Regulate Florida, an organization seeking to repeal prohibition in the Sunshine State, received word last week from state election officials that their master plan to put ...

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VIDEO: Inside America’s Billion-Dollar Cannabis Business: The Grass Is Greener (2015)

In a city with dispensaries as common as coffee shops, Denver is undoubtedly the epicenter of the legal marijuana movement. And if you’re in the business of bud, it’s a good place to be: Colorado accounted for a third of the country’s 2.7 billion dollar marijuana market last year. But with being America’s fastest growing industry, comes growing pains. Marijuana ...

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Man uses drones to expose one of America’s “biggest secrets”.

Within a few weeks of its release, this investigation by Speciesism: The Movie director Mark Devries had been viewed by millions worldwide, and received major global press coverage. Mark Devries has been secretly using spy drones to investigate and expose the environmental devastation caused by factory farms.  In this investigation, the drones capture shocking aerial video footage of several massive facilities that supply ...

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Marijuana giveaway and smokeout event to celebrate legalization

On July 1, recreational marijuana will officially be legal in Oregon. Some kind of celebration, a commemoration of the occasion, was inevitable. But that party won’t come from the usual suspects in Portland. Hempstalk, the time-honored yet controversial cannabis fair, was denied a permit this year. High Times, which brings its Cannabis Cup events to cities around the world, has struggled to ...

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VIDEO: Cops Raid Marijuana Dispensary, Destroy Surveillance Equipment, Eat Pot Brownies, Joke About Assaulting Amputee

Cops in Santa Ana, California, donned ski masks to break and enter into a local medical marijuana dispensary, raiding it with guns drawn in a May 27 police action. They then proceeded to remove surveillance cameras and recording equipment, but they didn’t remove it all. Video from a camera they didn’t disable also caught the officers eating what appear to ...

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Medical marijuana legal in all forms, Supreme Court in Canada rules

Medical marijuana patients will now be able to consume marijuana — and not just smoke it — as well as use other extracts and derivatives, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today. The unanimous ruling against the federal government expands the definition of medical marijuana beyond the “dried” form. The country’s highest court found the current restriction to dried marijuana violates the right to liberty and security “in ...

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